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on assurances they got from me. >> during the interview, the president defended hhs secretary kathleen sebelius. >> i think kathleen sebelius, under difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't the i.t. person. the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> julianna, what does the white house think of the apology? what were they trying to do here? >> the fact you heard sorry come out of the president's mouth recognizes, means they recognize they have a problem on their hands. between the website, the controversy over people's coverage getting canceled, it's opened the door. it's to legitimize having the credibility. >> they consider it a big deal. we heard people close to them for a long time saying they feel like if they ever admit the mistake, then the door. >> it's a big deal they said sorry. itis what the sorry is about. the sorry is not for what he sa
and there was no clear definition of success. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and white house chief technology officer todd park were among those briefed about the website and april 4. april 5 at the eisenhower executive office building, a meeting was held inside the white house. two weeks after sebelius was briefed she tried the reassure congress. >> we have the federal house on track and on time. we are moving ahead with marketplaces we'll be individually responsible for and we are working closely with our partners on their timetables for their marketplace. our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running. we are monitoring the contracts an step of the way. >> reporter: white house officials acknowledge there were red flags raised along the way. but nobody imagined the size and scope of the problem. bill: that takes us to the hearings. what can we expect? >>> reporter: there are be tough questions and security and questions for henry chow about the vast majority of people will be able to sign up for obamacare on the website by the end of the month. they are going
for this if someone is going to. and chuck todd condition the president about kathleen sebelius. i wanted to play that exchange will. >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances in the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so that there is a good product for people to get. she doesn't ride code. i think she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, that there would have been a whole lot more questions that were asked in terms of how this thing is working. but my priority right now is to get it fixed. and you know, ultimately -- >> is she still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it is not working, it is my job to get it fixed. >>> the buck stops with him. he is not running for re-election. that doesn't answer the question. is he going on stand behind her? >> nothing starts conspiracy theiries in washington more than a nonanswer. he did not just say of course she's my secretary. i have full confidence in her. we all make mistakes. t
now we're watching secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius as he travels to atlanta. he's there to highlight the new health care law and how it's improving access to mental health care. sebelius being joined by the former first lady, rosalyn carter. >>> at least four people are dead after the biggest storm ever recorded slammed into the philippines. typhoon haiyan was packing winds up to 200 miles an hour. more from the aftermath ahead here on "jansing & co." my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i put in the hourswhere i am today by luck. and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so whe
access. >> kathleen sebelius? >> under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance market so that there is a good product for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't like code. she was not our it person. she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working. my priority right now is to get it fixed. ultimately -- >> she is still the right person? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president and this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> a lot more and other issues throughout the hour. i have to sneak in a break, but they would allow plans that existed on the individual market as of this year to stay in effect through 2014. he responded to the president in the following statement. an apology is certainly an order, but what americans want to hear is that the president will keep his promise. the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, the least he can do is s
about that? >> well, we've heard time and time again, republicans calling for kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, they've been calling it for her to be fired. we're now starting to hear about some talk about that. here is the problem with that, if president obama were, say, to fire kathleen sebelius, he would have to replace her with someone who would then have to go through senate confirmation. right now, the white house is in trouble, especially on capitol hill, and trying to get someone new confirmed would be difficult for them. erin mcpike in washington, thank you. >>> msnbc has yanked alec baldwin and his late-night talk show off the air. that has happened for two weeks. why the actor shouted a gay slur at a photographer. he did apologize. >> here's what he said, what i said and did this week as i was trying to protect my family was offensive. this undermines hard-fought rights that i vigorously support. >> baldwin overheated thursday outside of his apartment. he was struggling to get his wife and baby into his mercedes. glaad, a gay rights organi
their choice. >> that was kathleen sebelius yesterday being grilled over the president's broken promise. my next guest is forcing them to keep their word. johnson filed the if you like your plap you can keep it act. here with the details, the man himself, ron johnson, wisconsin senator. welcome back. >> hi, sean. >> if you like your plan you can keep it. i want my $2500 savings per family per year act. >> right. >> and the website will run easy act. can we do that? >> sean, this is about freedom. president obama's promise is being broken to millions of americans today. so my bill allows those americans to have the promise kept for them. they can actually keep their health care plan as president obama promised. that's the only way he was able to sell this to a gullible public unfortunately. i am encouraging my democratic colleagues to join with me quickly to pass the bill to presefb the health care plans before they are extinct. >> let's go to the president's words. he was so definitive. he said it so often, as recently as last month. if you like your plap you can keep your plan. >> right. >
kathleen sebelius did. come on and say we are sorry and it's not where it needs to be. we are working around the clock and it will be up and running by november 30th. we are putting time into making sure it's viable. look for issa to get into the nitty greaty and say when did you know it wasn't working. was it an issue of contractors? you mentioned the officer for the white house. another interesting guy to look at is the it gentlemen named henry chow. he's not a political appointee. he served republicans and democrats. he will be someone who knows how this website was created through cms and that's the guy who delivers the most explosive testimony on the republican side. overall what this is today is really the gop plan for the rest of the year. as one leadership aide told me, this is the health care holiday season. they don't have anything else to do. the government is funded until january 15th. immigration is not going to happen. the farm bill is facing an uphill battle. this is where they will put their time and effort from now until christmas. you saw that strategy. drip, drip, d
been telling you. it may be worse. the news was so bad, kathleen sebelius didn't do it in front of cameras. she delivered the news over the phone. >> as of this first period, 106,000 americans have enrolled in qualified health plans through the market place. >> of course she avoided admitting of those 106,000 enrollees, just a quarter of them were done via the federal government's website. less than 27,000 enrollees. fewer than the number of folks at fenway park was sold out in the game. the state-run websites and california's exchange alone signed up nearly 10,000 more people. they believe there is condensation in the glass. the piece of positive spin is nearly a million potential applicants are in the pipeline. >> we can reasonably expect these numbers will grow substantially over the next five months as they did in massachusetts that enrolled only .3% or 123 people in the first month. >> still it's hard to look at yesterday's congressional hearing with the white house chief technology officer todd park feeling fully confident that a new deadline on a work website november 30t
in miami kathleen sebelius, a woman was trying to sign up for obama care. let's show everybody what happened. >> i think it's great that the this is happening. >> it's been a long time coming. >> yeah. >> it's temporarily down. >> uh-oh. >> well, it's okay. it will come back. >> that happens every day. >> look at the screen shot. i'm sorry. our system is temporarily down. now we are told they may not even meet the deadline of the end of the month. isn't there a series of events? don't they need individuals to sign up for it to work? >> there is. we knew about the problems inherent in obama care that it would take away health insurance, drive up premiums and kill jobs. what we didn't predict was the disastrous incompetence of the administration rolling out a functioning website. there are 17-year-olds that can design a website and sell sneakers on linebacker. -- online. this administration can't get a functional website in three years. that's functioned as an accelerant. it's throwing gasoline on the fires. it made the problems far more severe, far more quickly. at this point, i'm co
like obamacare, like cap and trade. do you think all the debacle and kathleen sebelius called it that, the debacle with obamacare is a tipping point for that approach to government? >> i do. thank goodness people are awakened from their slumber thinking that it's okay for government to deceive us in thinking that they can -- they can give us free stuff. there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. and people have opened their eyes now understanding tea party patriots, they were right when they said this big-government policy crammed down our throat called obamacare, it's not good for america. people have awakened and realized tea party was right then. they may be right on a couple of other issues too. it is a tipping point. people are awake now. >> governor, on the other hand, obamacare does, and there is nobody questioning this, he is going to extend coverage to 30 million americans who are now uninsured, according to the nonpartisan congressional budget office, the last comprehensive republican approach would only cover 3 million. isn't that a problem? don't you guys have to come up w
for those democrats to the support. earlier today, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius told reporters since october 1, 106,185 people have enrolled. 79,000 enrolled through state exchanges. and about 27,000 enrolled through that federal exchange. that has the had so many problems. that is about 21% of what the obama administration had expected to enroll before the exchanges were open. another 975,407 people have completed applications for insurance but have not yet made the purchase. many of those people are shopping for family plans. and the administration estimates that is coverage for 1.5 million people. an additional $396,261 people have signed up for medicaid. secretary sebelius insisted today enrollment under the affordable care act is comparable to early days of enrollment under the health care reform law that massachusetts enacted in 2006 under governor romney. >> we can reasonably expect the numbers will grow substantially over the next five months as they did in massachusetts which enrolled only .3%. or 123 people in its first month. we know from experience in
but passed in a really weird way, landmark mental health law. kathleen sebelius announced the new rules today which implement the protections of that law. insurance companies can't say they're going to make you pay one copay for something physical, then something hire for mental health. it also makes it so your insurance company can't tell you, if you have say cancer, you can go see your doctor as many times as you need, but if you're depressed, you can only see your doctor a certain number of times per year. what the administration did today, they closed the loopholes insurance companies were using to get around ilt. to unveil, she was introduced by rosalynn carter, who championed this herself for years. paul wellstone's son, david, was not audience as she said two of her own family members had sought help for mental illness. after the shooting in newtown, connecticut last december, after those 20 first graders and six of their teacher were killed in newtown, connecticut by a disturbed young man who had access to a ton of fire power, after that massacre, president obama and vice president jo
.gov not functional. kathleen sebelius met with some of the so-called navigators in south florida, the website went down. >> this is a disaster. we have asked the american people to behave differently. when was the last time we asked the entire country to do something differently. now doing that it better be right and we clearly know it has not been. my concern is the war of anecdotes going forward. i can't get my old insurance. or i have cancer are so much more intense, than the positive anecdotes. so that's my big concern. the only shot the president has is and people won't be happy with it is what i call a five year narrative. two things will be happening. we'll lower the growth in health care costs which we're starting to see and more people will have insurance. but this is a five, ten year proposition. won't make people happy today. this at this point is only map. >> you can be right. the fundamental problem for him is what happens with democrats in the senate who are up for reelection. we might see in three or four years but that's not fast enough for democrats in the house or senate. the web
they are making that point. interestingly just today, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius post add blog, some shopping tips, if you will, for folks who want to purchase health insurance. the first tip is shop during off peak hours during mornings, nights, weekends. she goes on to say have your in come and tax information ready when you log on. if you need to talk to someone, use the call center. they provide the number there. usualing people to logon on off peak hours really underscores the point this is still a work in progress. they say tech experts working 24/7 to have this site functioning smoothly by this weekend. i've been speaking to some folks, tech experts who say, look, it's not just about being able to support 50,000 people at one time, it's making sure those people can enroll quickly and without experiencing too many error messages. what would success look like for the administration ? well, by monday i hope officials hope stories will come out of people getting on and able to enroll and aren't met with a number of antidotes about people experiencing more error messages. a l
, how is this playing out, juana? >> kathleen sebelius testifying on capitol hill about rollouts, problems. i look forward to seeing just how have they press it. more congressional hearings certainly to come. a lot of theory on this straight ahead. >> i was up in pennsylvania yesterday with matt cartwright talking to voters about it. he shared a lot of information and honesty with them. it seemed to work. fewer showed up who said, i learned a few things. i may not like the law but i appreciate that he showed up and explained some is things. maybe it shows public support at least in those areas of the countriment they will spend the week attack it as well. >> we had a pretty lengthy conversation as well. so i agree. juana and ed, thanks so much. >> take care. >>> frightening video shot by tmz. authorities say a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint. miguel almagare has the latest. >> we know the suspect has been identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia. he entered inside terminal 3 behind me and opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others, before he himsel
, senators got their chance to question health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. meanwhile, the president flew to texas where he called out the state's lawmakers for not taking full advantage of the affordable care act. >> one of the things that sometimes gets me a little trust rated although i understand it because i'm in politics is folks who are complaining about how the website's not working and why isn't obama fixing this and all of these people are uninsured and let, they're leaving a million people right now without health insurance that they could immediately fix. there's not a lot of logic. >> republican congressman from texas, michael burgess sits on the house energy and commerce committee. congressman, good to see you. >> good morning, craig. >> while they may not all live in your district, what do you say to the president's criticism that by not opting to expand medicaid, at least, not opting to expand medicaid 1 million people who could have insurance in texas, do not. >> let's get a couple of things out there first. medicaid will continue to exist in texas as
president obama last night if he had full confidence in sebelius, this was his answer. >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets. >> is she still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> joining me now, msnbc political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, msnbc political analyst and former rnc chair, michael steele, and democratic strategist kiki mclean. chuck, great interview, let's start with you. during that interview that you had with the president yesterday, completing this trifecta from the white house, speaker boehner says an apology is in order but what americans want to hear is that the president is going to keep his promise. republicans ask what does somebody have to do to get fired around here. ten republican senators have asked president obama to fire secretary sebelius. what's your thought here after that conversation. will f
, november the 30th, as the deadline to get the site fixed. secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, said things are much better. the site can now handle, she says, 50,000 users at one time but the real success stories seem to be coming from the states that have set up their own exchanges. in california, nearly 80,000 have picked a health plan. in new york, they have passed 75,000 people enrolled. and exchanges are working well in washington state and kentucky as well. i want to bring in our company, ella, correspondent from the national journal and emily hile, "washington post" reporter. good day before thanksgiving to you both. the white house spokesman said yesterday they're on track to meet this november 30th goal that had been set some time ago. it wasn't too long ago as we remember that we heard the administration make this promise. >> confidence in november 30th? >> i do. >> the question is, is this all about trying to manage expectations? >> yeah. i mean on the one hand, yes, because this november 30th deadline in many ways, it's a self-imposed deadline that the adm
secretary kathleen sebelius announced a new obama administration rule requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than they do for physical illnesses. the president is turning his focus to the economy. he used the louisiana port in new orleans as a backdrop to promote his plan to invest billions of dollars into u.s. infrastructure and to bolster american exports. >> let's make it easier for more businesses to expand and grow and sell more goods made in america to the rest of the world. let's make sure we've got the best ports and roads and bridges and schools. let's make sure our young people are getting a great education. let's give everybody a chance to get ahead. not just a few at the top, but everybody. >> and during a democratic fund raiser in miami last night, he said the u.s. must continue updating its policies toward cuba. administration has engaged in recent discussions about immigration and relaxed travel rules for cuban-americans. what are the chances the white house would even think of delaying the individual mand
. it's not kathleen sebelius' fault that the obamacare web site isn't working. it's not his fault. it's not the democrats' fault who voted for it. it has to be the republicans' fault because none of them were in favor of it. take a listen. >> if we didn't have one wing of one party that was a little less obsessed with repealing health care for 40 million people, more concerned with making sure the law works, if they hadn't spent 40 votes trying to repeal the affordable care act, they might have actually taken some votes on rebuilding our infrastructure or instituting early childhood education for young people across this country, or investing more money in basic research. any of the serious proposals i put forward that would be creating jobs right now, they could have taken votes on that. instead of rooting for failure. >> unfortunately for the president, it has failed in many ways so far because of the web site and also the technical challenges people have faced. what's interesting is apparently because the democrats in the senate are getting their ears chewed off, this thing just is
he ask him? >> he asked him about kathleen sebeli sebelius, whether or not she was on his team, he asked him about the website, when did you know it, which he bobbed and weaved around. >> and he mentioned clarence paige, who called the president a liar on this. >> and that's from his hometown ""chicago tribune." but my point is is that this is a 25-minute interview. we saw clips from this 25-minute interview. and those interviews, when they are not live, are doing very differently than a live interview. you have much more time. i think they both looked more conversational than you would in a very confrontational interview. >> jim pinkerton, this semi apology, qualified apology, was big news everywhere, but not so much in the "new york times." >> the "new york times" had already tried to spin the thing for the president, he, quote, misspoke. >> in fairness, that was the editorial page. >> exactly. that's the flagship for liberalism. and four days before was -- do you have the headlines? >> no. >> millions eligible for free policies under care act. i thought the failure of the times
. obviously the blame starts at the top with the president and kathleen sebelius. this looks like a systemic breakdown. looks like you just can't point at the people at the very top. there's a lot of people up and down the food chain that failed miserably on this. >> it is systemic. it goes to the heart of the democratic party argument an argument that the government can do a lot of good things really well. if we can't get this right it under mines that entire argument. >> an argument you've said very publicly, in this case you support it. >> do i. >> you want this for personal reasons, not for professional reasons, you want this to work for personal reasons and there are millions of people like that, which makes this all the more, all the more just unbelievable to people who believe that the government can do big things and do it well. >> it's not just a personal thing. i have two older daughters who have been able to take advantage of obama care. but i think any american, whether you're a small government conservative or big government liberal or like most of america you just want governm
this hour, hate it when that happens, kathleen sebelius caught on camera as the obama care website crashes right in front of her. while the optics are bad, the numbers may be good. are more people finally signing up. >> also new, the apology debate. was the u.s. asked to apologize to the afghan people in order to finalize a new security agreement with the country? we get the answers from the administration. >>> charges dropped. the two teen girls accused of bullying a girl to death will not face charges. the sheriff who arrested them is now under fire. he joins us live. >>> your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: what you need to know -- >> unlike lehman brothers, the relationship is too big to fail. >> announcer: what you just have to see. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> welcome to "new day." it's thursday, november 21st, 7:00 in the east. here's what happened while you were sleeping. a massive boeing cargo jet somehow landed at the wrong airport in wichita, kansas. now it's stuck. why? the runway there simply too short for the dream lifter
from administration officials and kathleen sebelius essentially saying no one should get in the wake of a woman's reproductive rights and her doctor. that is the issue the court ultimately will have to decide, correct? absolutely. supporters of the law say it is necessary to protect women's rights, and of -- part of the affordable care act act to make sure women have preventable screenings. they also say leading religious business owners off the hook when it comes to contraception to allowinghe door businesses to interfere with her own personal health care choices. there have been a couple of cases working their way through the court system on the issue of earth control mandate. it is not necessarily a surprise that the court decided to take up the case yesterday, but certainly going to be a much cheap-watched case when oral arguments happen next round. on thist me follow up point. obviously the supreme court has taken up the larger issue of the constitutionality of the affordable care act. this creates another political battle for the white house. absolutely. going to be a heated an
should also point out, trying to lower expectations. you have h.h.s. secretary kathleen sebelius blogging that this is not a magical date. this is not going to be a relaunch of the website. top officials saying there are still going to be problems with after today. but, again, they say, look, this is going to be a significant improvement. we expect to get an official update from the administration during a conference call that they'll hold tomorrow. that's when we're hoping to get some metrics so we can actually determine how much success there has been. >> that success and also you mentioned critics. some critics will criticize no matter what this president does. but in large part, does the administration think once you get the website, this overhaul, if you will, quote, unquote, it starts working properly, that some of the falling poll numbers and some of the president's woes attached to the website will go away? >> reporter: absolutely. and president obama spoke to this point during an exclusive interview with abc's bar ra walters. he says he thinks he's on the right sid
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